Aphex Twin

1971 - Today

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Richard David James (born 18 August 1971), better known as his alias Aphex Twin or AFX, is a British musician, composer and DJ. He is best known for his idiosyncratic work in electronic styles such as techno, ambient, and jungle. He has often been called the most influential or most important contemporary artist in electronic music, by many publications including Mixmag, The New York Times, NME, Fact Magazine, Clash and The Guardian. A number of publications made comparisons to electronic music's Mozart: Mojo called him "the Mozart of Techno", Q magazine used the "Mozart of ambient", and a 1995 cover feature in Mixmag dubbed him "a genius, the MDMA Mozart".Raised in Cornwall, James began performing as a rave DJ at free parties and clubs in the area in the late 1980s, later going on to play at venues around the West Country. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Aphex Twin has received more than 3,461,090 page views. His biography is available in 44 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 40 in 2019). Aphex Twin is the 1,075th most popular musician (down from 1,052nd in 2019), the 173rd most popular biography from Ireland (down from 165th in 2019) and the 7th most popular Irish Musician.

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  • 44

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  • 4.32

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  • 4.29

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Among musicians, Aphex Twin ranks 1,075 out of 2,675Before him are James Kottak, Eberhard Weber, Martin Barre, Lee Ritenour, Chester Thompson, and Robert Stigwood. After him are James Jamerson, Desmond Child, Pat Martino, Hank Marvin, Bobby Timmons, and Magne Furuholmen.

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Among people born in 1971, Aphex Twin ranks 109Before him are Richard Armitage, Peter Sarsgaard, Faryd Mondragón, Luca Guadagnino, Diana Damrau, and Kevin Richardson. After him are Mustapha Hadji, David Walliams, Ma Dong-seok, Carlos Gamarra, Raoul Bova, and Kjetil André Aamodt.

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In Ireland

Among people born in Ireland, Aphex Twin ranks 173 out of 460Before him are Walter Guinness, 1st Baron Moyne (1880), Alan Cunningham (1887), Brendan Behan (1923), Kathleen Lonsdale (1903), Caitriona Balfe (1979), and Robert McClure (1807). After him are Maeve Binchy (1939), Veronica Guerin (1958), Pat McDonald (1878), Ronnie Drew (1934), George Allman (1812), and Elizabeth Bowen (1899).

Among MUSICIANS In Ireland

Among musicians born in Ireland, Aphex Twin ranks 7Before him are Bono (1960), Rory Gallagher (1948), Dolores O'Riordan (1971), Sally Oldfield (1947), Gilbert O'Sullivan (1946), and Moya Brennan (1952). After him are Ronnie Drew (1934), Larry Mullen Jr. (1961), Louis Walsh (1952), Sharon Corr (1970), Paddy Moloney (1938), and Caroline Corr (1973).

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